Arena Wednesday 20 November 2013

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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Would you like to be in the audience for our special Christmas programme on Tuesday the 20th of December at 6.30pm? The Army No. 1 Band will be joined by soprano Mairead Buicke and members of the New Dublin Voices Choir for some lovely seasonal music.  To apply for tickets to this recording just email by Monday 19th December with your full name, address and number of tickets required to arena@rte.ie 

Arena Wednesday 20th November 2013

Arena Wednesday 20th November 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Arts News

Arts News

Abie Philbin Bowman with tonight's Arts and Entertainment News.

Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci on his role as Caesar Flickerman in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

Sonya Kelly & New Planet Cabaret

Sonya Kelly & New Planet Cabaret

Actor Sonya Kelly with her essay to pre-publicise Arena's collection of new Irish writing 'New Planet Cabaret'. The book will be launched at The Gutter Bookshop in Dublin on Friday November 22nd. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Writers in Schools Project which is run by Poetry Ireland.

Book Review - Margaret Drabble

Book Review - Margaret Drabble

Mary McGill reviews 'The Pure Gold Baby' by Margaret Drabble which is Published by Canongate. The book is about a promising young academic who becomes pregnant by a married Professor.

Peter Landesman - Parkland

Peter Landesman - Parkland

Evelyn O'Rourke with Peter Landesman, Director of the new film 'Parkland' which is released in Ireland on Friday November 22nd.

Frank McGuinness

Frank McGuinness

Frank McGuinness reads his poem 'The Herring Gutters' at this year's Dublin Book Festival. Arena will broadcast a Public Interview with Frank McGuinness on Friday 29th November.

Author Donal Ryan

Author Donal Ryan

Donal Ryan reads from his novel 'The Thing About December' which is Published by Doubleday and Lilliput Press.

Arena Wednesday 20th November 2013 - Full Programme

Abie Philbin Bowman with Arts News, Stanley Tucci on his role as Caesar Flickerman in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', Sonya Kelly on Arena's New Planet Cabaret, A review of 'The Pure Gold Baby' by Margaret Drabble, Evelyn O'Rourke with Peter Landesman, Director of 'Parkland', Frank McGuinness reads his poem 'The Herring Gutters' and Donal Ryan reads from his book 'The Thing About December'.

Music Played on the Show

Lean

Lean

The National

4:28

My Love Lies In The Ground

My Love Lies In The Ground

Dirk Powell

3:14

Set Me On Fire

Set Me On Fire

Bella Ferraro

3:17

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